chivy
chivvy chivvy v. same as {chivy}. [Also spelled {chivy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.]

Syn: harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chivy — Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; …   Universalium

  • chivy — vb *bait, badger, heckle, hector, hound, ride Analogous words: *worry, annoy, harry, harass, tease: chase, pursue, trail, *follow: torment, try, *afflict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; nag 2. to manipulate …   English World dictionary

  • Chivy — Beaulne et Chivy Ancienne commune de l Aisne, la commune de Beaulne et Chivy a existé de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à 1923. Elle a été créée entre 1790 et 1794 par la fusion des communes de Beaulne et de Chivy. En 1923 elle a fusionné avec la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chivy — or chivvy transitive verb (chivied or chivvied; chivying or chivvying) Etymology: chivy, noun, chase, hunt, probably from English dialect Chevy Chase chase, confusion, from the name of a ballad describing the battle of Otterburn (1388) Date: 1918 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chivy — Chevy Chev y, n. [Written also {chivy}, and {chivvy}.] [Prob. fr. the ballad of Chevy Chase; cf. Prov. E. chevychase a noise, confusion, pursuit.] [Eng.] 1. A cry used in hunting. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A hunt; chase; pursuit. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — 1. noun a) A hunt or chase. b) A hunting cry. 2. verb a) To vex or harass with petty attacks. b) To …   Wiktionary

  • chivy — Synonyms and related words: aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chase, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, exasperate, exercise, fash, follow, follow up, get, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chivy — chiv·y || tʃɪvɪ n. chase or hunt; hunting cry v. scurry; maneuver or secure gradually …   English contemporary dictionary

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